Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Black Hand Society

The fire at the tenement house in New York on Sunday, which resulted in the suffocation of a number of persons and injuries to others by jumping from windows, is said to have been the work of an Italian organisation known as the Black Hand Society."

Eastern Province Herald - October 7, 1908

Do you think there's a connection with the mafia? To read more about the Black Hand Society, go to the Lawrence County Historical Society's site at